German meteorologist Dominik Jung comments on the near hysterical reaction of climate scientists concerning typhoon Haiyan at his www.wetter.net/ site. He slams them for lapsing into a “feeding frenzy”.
Typhoon Haiyan. Photo: NASA
In the last part of the article Jung writes:
What’s climate change got to do with it?
As always: immediately after an event is observed on the planet that supposedly ‘had never happened before’, a discussion about the cause breaks out. And once again the discussion turns to the term: ‘climate change’.
‘Haiyan was one of the most powerful typhoons ever observed’ – at first that sounds very suspenseful, but an important small piece of information gets left out, namely: ‘Since weather records started being kept’. And when it comes to tropical storms, regular weather records have been kept only for a few decades! When we speak of the strongest storm of ‘all time’, this ‘all-time’ is not even 100 years long.
The earth is really already more than 100 years old, and we don’t know at all what natural catastrophes occurred 500 or 1000 years ago – and we also don’t know which tropical storms took place.
For many ‘climate expert’ this recent event is a feeding frenzy that allows them to pound the drums of ‘evil climate change’. And here not a single one of these ladies and gentlemen are able to show that such storms never existed over the past hundreds of years, let alone that this storm is connected to a man-made climate change.
What came out of the mouths of climate experts after the last cold winters had gripped Central Europe?:
‘A few colder-than-normal winters are in no way any indication of a trend change when it comes to climate change.’ Well, using that logic, how is a single large typhoon then supposed to confirm climate change? A truly fascinating thought process!